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shot in the head. a neighbor tries to end a deadly crime spree only to become a victim himself. on the run. police make a frantic search for an escaped suspect.
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and "nbc10 news today" takes you into a home with a paranormal history dating back centuries. if you like scary, you'll like that story. good morning, welcome to "nbc10 news today," i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm rosemary connors. all morning we'll be at the wawa in upper darby to meet you, greet you, serve you free, hot coffee. we'll be highlighting the upper darby community until 9:00. meteorologist meteorologist -- meteorologist bill henley is there and has had, oh, i don't know, 20 cups of coffee. >> that's my normal routine. wawa is part of a normal routine for a lot of people. that's what we've been learning this morning. we can watch the scene inside get busier and busier as the morning progresses. look, our free travel mugs are starting to dwindle. get here early. we've got a bunch more if you want to stop by and get a free
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travel mug and coffee. get a free mug and coffee. wally hasn't complained about the weather -- yesterday, it was a bad fur day for wally. complaining the entire time. not today. clear skies over wawa and the entire area. we did see a little fog to start with in south jersey. dry air is flooding into the area. and that's clearing things out. the fog less and less of a problem. sunshine on the way. sun coming up after 7:20 this morning. dark and getting cool. clear skies, temperatures still coming down. you'll need the jacket first thing this morning. right now, 53 degrees in delaware. even chillier in the lehigh valley. 49 degrees. in the upper 50s in new jersey and philadelphia, don't be surprised if the temperatures come down. you'll need the jacket. a typical fall day. we'll need to ditch it this afternoon. 60s, but with sunshine it will feel like it's the low 70s and
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comfortable all day long. steve sosna will break it down hour by hour. but first, jessica boyington watching first alert traffic. >> thank you. it's funny, everyone acting like bill drinking a lot of coffee is something shocking. he has a thermos this big that he brings every single day. i sit next to him. that's why i know. i watch him drink it throughout the morning and usually by 7:00. watching the schuylkill expressway and cameras at montgomery county. a downed tree possibly from yesterday's storms that occurred. this off ramp from montgomery drive to the schuylkill expressway eastbound is currently blocked. we tweeted about that, as well. i will have that, more updates on this as the morning progresses if we can't get them to you here on our cameras. here what you can see clearly is that they're working on the situation now. they're diverting traffic around. you're not going to be able to get to the schuylkill eastbound from montgomery county montgomery. 422 looks okay, as well. eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill, an eight-minute trip there. speeds are into the mid 60s. 422's okay. we'll end here in south philly,
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for the bridget foy's fear where we're reporting live -- fire where we're reporting live. 2nd and south street where the fire occurred at the restaurant. south between 4th and front, 2nd between lombard and bainbridge, and lombard between front and 2nd is blocked. around the headhouse square area at society hill. if you have to get out of the area to head to work or school or wherever you have to go, give yourself extra time because you'll be detoured around. it might be tricky for you to get out the door. so details on this, and we'll check in with the schuylkill expressway when i come back. back to you. >> thank you. 5:34. breaking, police say a man on a deadly crime spree shot three people in fairhill including a neighbor trying to stop the shooter. officers say the neighbor was shot in front of his wife as he tried to call 911. >> nbc10's randy gyllenhaal is live at the scene. randy, police are telling us that the shooter crashed trying to take off from the first scene. >> reporter: police say the
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21-year-old suspect had shot a man and woman about a block from here, killing one of them outside a local bar. he tried to drive away but did not get far. police say he crashed his car here at the pole on b street. the shooter treed to remove the license plate from the toyota camry. that is when some patients in heard what was going on, came outside, and started calling 911. philly police say the suspect got furious, opened fire, shooting one of the neighbors in the head just because the neighbor was calling the cops. the suspect then ran away on foot. again, he did not get very far before philly police found him walking. police say he was still carrying that license plate that he just removed. >> police did a great job. 300 blocks from here. deerfield. they see a man fitting the description. the male had a license plate in his possession. the officers stopped him.
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it was the license plate from the camry. when they searched the male, he also had a gun in his possession. >> reporter: he had the handgun on him and was arrested. two of his victims remain in critical condition. the third victim, the first shot, a 22-year-old man shot outside the bar, was pronounced dead. as you see behind me, the investigation still ongoing. live in the fairhill section of philadelphia, nbc10 news. >> breaking news out of south philadelphia. crews have been battling a restaurant fire for the past few hours. the flames broke out inside bridget foy's at 2nd and south streets overnight. this is a live look at the scene. there are around 40 trucks, more than 100 firefighters working to keep the flames from spreading. the fire killed two dogs at a pet groomer next to the restaurant. deanna durante will bring us a live update on the breaking story coming up at 6:00. 5:36.
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happening now, a manhunt in north philadelphia for a suspect involved in a shooting. police say he escaped from a patrol car while still in handcuffs. investigators say the effort to track him down led police to a large heroin operation at a house in north philadelphia. it started with a shooting? junietta. the driver managed to escape from the police car. while looking for him, police stumbled upon ape drug operation in a house where detectives say they found hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of heroin and weapons. 5:37 on this wednesday. this morning, residents remain on alert after police flooded a montgomery county neighborhood to look for burglary suspects. officers captured one man, two more are on the run. [ sirens ] scary moments. neighbors used cell phones to capture police cars speeding down the street in orland yesterday. officers were chasing the thieves who broke into a house
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in upper dublin and then crashed their getaway car in orland. the height of the manhunt happened at the time that school buses were dropping off children. one of most vocal critics of president trump is stepping down. republican senator jeff flake of arizona says he will not run for re-election. on the senate floor yesterday, flake denounced the political tone that has taken over since president trump took office. >> reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior has been excused and countenanced as telling it like it is when it is actually just reckless, outrageous, and dignified and undig feed. >> the white house wasted little time firing back at the arizona senator. >> the people of this country didn't elect somebody to be week. when he gets hit, he's going to hit back. >> the white house disimmediate flake's comment -- dismissed flake's comments calling them petty. his departure follows those of
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senator bob corker, congressman charles dent from pennsylvania, and two other representatives. you can hear more from senator flake later this morning on "today" following "nbc10 news today." 5:39. i'm first alert meteorologist steve sosna with your weather picture this wednesday. a major difference from yesterday. rain and wind, not to speak of this morning. cooler air and a nice breeze coming in out of the north and west. and that is all the difference. temperatures updating before your eyes. 50 in coatesville, 42349 allentown. 58 in center city, foilphiladel. 54 in mt. holly. northwesterly breeze makes the major difference this morning. that is crushing the humidity and pursuanting it out to sea -- pushing it out to sea. the rain threat is over for today. we had patchy fog earlier along the atlantic city expressway, garden state parkway, route 9.
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that is beginning to dissolve. we're starting to see the dry air make its way to the shore. nice start in center city, sunrise, 7:22 this morning. we'll be looking for a good deal of sunshine for today. dew points, i show you this because it shows how much moisture is in the air. yesterday at tropical levels. today, back to a nice and refreshing picture, between 45 and 55. we'll stay in the comfort zone all day. a good deal of sunshine on our way throughout the daytime hours today. we'll be looking at sunshine mixing with clouds from time to time. a few more clouds this evening into overnight. and then tomorrow, another nice day, although it will be a touch cooler with highs only around 60 tomorrow. if you don't do the jacket today, i challenge you tomorrow. you're definitely going to need it. temperatures in the 40s and 50s in the morning hours. upper 60s here for today from the lehigh valley through our suburbs and new jersey. 60s in delaware. near 60 tomorrow. there may be a slight chance of
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a sprinkle north and east of town tomorrow. i think mostly we're on the dry side. now, i have the weekend forecast coming up in just a bit. it's the day that you want to do the pumpkin patch, and i'll show which that is coming up. >> right. the weekend's just about here. thanks, steve. about 5:40. we'll get you to work with a look at the schuylkill. >> jessica boyington with more. >> watching the schuylkill expressway, montgomery drive on ramp. if you're coming from montgomery drive and typically get on the schuylkill on the eastbound side, hold up for a second. we have a downed tree removal operation happening here. they're blocking off that eastbound ramp. to get to the schuylkill eastbound moving toward center city now, not going to be a thing for you if you're heading down montgomery drive. alternate routes there needed. also watching a crash on the westbound side approaching the mid county tolls. lane restrictions there. we'll end for mass transit. minor delays. ten minutes for market-frankford
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london. all others looking okay. >> thanks. coming up, self-storage stealing spree. the sneaky way thieves got in and ripped off dozens of people. centuries of haunting. nbc10 taking you to a museum that's become a hotbed for ghost hunters.
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steve sweeney's negative headlines keep piling up. why are south jerseyans so angry at sweeney? sweeney repeatedly sided with chris christie to underfund south jersey schools, increase standardized testing like parcc, cut take-home pay for teachers, and broke his promise to fund the pensions of hundreds of thousands of new jerseyans- all while padding his own. steve sweeney says a lot of things. but the truth is, he's not on our side.
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we continue to follow breaking news on a restaurant fire in south philadelphia. around 100 firefighters are now in their fourth hour on the scene at bridget foy's, the intersection of south and 2nd street. there are detours around the area. they'll probably be there for a while. a firefighter is hurt with a minor hand injury, taken to the hospital. we know the fire killed twoings to dogs and -- two dogs at a pet
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groomer next to the restaurant. we'll have an update coming up at 6:00. welcome back to wawa. we're in upper darby on west chester pike. and you wouldn't think about this when you think about wawa, but they've got a great program. they've been involved in it for more than a decade with big brothers, big sisters, call beyond schools walls. brittany, the coordinator, tell us about beyond school walls. >> we match schools to local areas, local companies like wawa. highland park is an elementary school right across the street. and they match their ft. worth and fifth graders. we're with the fifth graders. >> this is samantha. the second year you've done this. do you enjoy it? >> yes. >> what's the best part of meeting your "big" every couple of weeks? >> whenever i'm down, she's -- she makes me feel happy. >> that's very nice. that's very nice. karen and alex, are you both
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involved in the program. you are the bigs, you meet with littles, as well. >> every two weeks. >> and how rewarding is that? >> it's great. it's nice to become a mentor to younger kids and help them become something great. >> is this the first year you've done this? >> no. this is my 12th. >> 12th year? >> yes. >> this goes back to 2006 with wawa. one of the original companies to get involved in big brothers, big sisters. you've been doing it a couple of years. >> this is just my second year. yep. i'm a newbie. >> do you get a new little every year, or you get to meet with the same one each year? >> i got a new little this year. my previous little moved out of the district. should be another fun year. >> how are you doing? >> good. >> did you get coffee? it's free. >> no, hot chocolate. >> do you enjoy the program? >> definitely. >> you made a sign. look at this. "we love wawa and our bigs."
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go highland park hawks -- go, hawks, right? is this the first year but the program? >> no, i did it last year. >> what do you like? >> having fun with my big and being with her. i laugh with her. >> that's great. that's really nice. and i think once in a while you get out of math homework, right? >> yes. >> lots of benefits. thank you to wawa. thank you for getting involved with big brothers, big sisters. it's a great program. >> bill henley live at the wawa in dash. speaking my -- in upper darby. speaking my language with the hot chocolate. new, a place with century of histories in n its walls. >> the -- history in its walls. >> in the 1700s, a family used the house as a summer hope and wrote about the strange things -- summer home and wrote about the strange things that happen there. randy gyllenhaal has the story. >> reporter: the old brick building with a funny name dates back to the revolution. grumble thorpe was the host of
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john watch lister and his family -- lister and his family -- >> you will not see his name but will see the people he knew. >> they rented rooms to ben franklin and thomas jefferson and were known for their lister wine collection and early scientific instruments. today -- >> this room actually does have a haunted history. >> reporter: the home has become a hotbed for ghost hunters looking for the paranormal past. ♪ the first ghost story here begins at the battle of germantown when the british occupied philadelphia. a british general injured in battle stumbles back into the house. >> he died on this floor, and i'll trace the blood statement. there's a legend that says on october 4th, if you are here at dusk, you will hear moaning. >> reporter: family journals document even more strange sightings like a friend who just died of yellow fever suddenly reappearing. >> she had died of yellow fever,
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but they saw her -- >> nay sthey saw her here. >> reporter: today grumble thorpe is a museum, a chance to teach kids in north philly about the revolution. even to this die -- to this day, history comes creeping back. >> anyone who works here any amount of time will hear something, see something. i have volunteers who won't go into the basement. ♪ >> hmm. there's a rare chance to check out grumble thorpe for yourself. this saturday at 4:00, a spooky open house for kids to learn about the history and the haunting. series continues with a tour of historic church. there. you can see those stories on nbc10 news tomorrow morning at 5:45. all pretty scary. >> all right. who believes in ghosts? i don't. but i won't go in basement the basement anywhere. that goes hand in hand, right? i'm not going into the basement of some creepy old house. >> then you'll never see a ghost. >> exactli.
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>> i believe there may be spirits. i don't know. my mother said that one time she saw a picture flipped upside down -- >> oh, boy -- >> -- in her house. i don't know. >> somebody wants to rearrange. >> she may have had too many fuzzy navels. mom. >> don't call out your mother, steve. come on, now. >> i love you, mom. we'll look outside where we have changes that i think mom will like and the whole family will like. we don't have to deal with the messy or stormy commute that we had yesterday. a live look at the boathouse row on the schuylkill expressway. things nice and calm. yesterday we saw rainfall, gusty showers, really the bark was much worse than the bite. we didn't get a lot of rainfall out of these showers. a little less not that opinion.4 inch of rain there at northeast airport in philadelphia. almost .3 inch in mt. holly. the winner was mt. pocono, 1.42 inches of rain.
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you are the exception, not the rule. the dry yards and guarantees still a problem across the delaware valley. we could use a nice drink of water. i think we'll get that on sunday. meanwhile, the dry ground will mean good conditions at the pumpkin patches and apple orchards. if that's your thing, saturday is the day that you want to do that. patchy fog in the jersey suburbs. mostly everyone is clearing now. the humidity is lowering. that's a good thing today. if you didn't like the humidity from yesterday, you may even want to go with a fall jacket here this morning. it is a touch chilly. we're not looking at 70s like yesterday. this is a reality check. back into the 50s. 58 at the airport here in philadelphia. 50 in pottstown. 49 in allentown. and i wouldn't be surprised to shave a few degrees off the temperatures before sunrise at 7:22. the rain is exiting stage right. we have a good chunk of dry air to the west. that sets the table for good weather, not only today but
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tomorrow, friday, and saturday. a good stretch of days coming our way, highs eventually climbing back into the upper 60s. here's the temperature trend today. we start cool, then we rebound here by early afternoon and by later on this afternoon, looking at highs in the mid to upper 60s. a breeze out of the northwest at five to ten miles per hour. you may want to shut the windows tonight. this isn't really open-window weather now. temperatures falling to the 40s with the crisp and cool weather. weekend forecast -- we'll look at that. saturday into sunday, looking at rain. looks like the birds game on sunday, the stormy weather will take place with temperatures in the 60s. >> you oh. all right. thanks. 5:53. heading to work, on the schuylkill, hold up so we can give you what you need to know. >> jessica boyington, fill us in. >> another uh-oh here. a downed tree on the schuylkill expressway's eastbound ramp from montgomery drive to the schuylkill eastbound. right now, that whole ramp is
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closed for the frtree-removal process. no access to the schuylkill eastbound from montgomery drive. turnpike's westbound side approaching the mid county tolls, lane restrictions. watch for that. headed to south philly, we have a pretty serious fire situation at bridget foy's restaurant. south between 4th and front. 2nd between lombard and bainbridge. and lombard at front and 2nd blocked off. the headhouse square area in society hill is dealing with this problem now. again, that fire happened at 2nd street and south street. we'll end on the garden state parkway. no problems or delays moving through the cape may toll plaza on the northbound and southbound side of the parkway. everything's nice and clear. >> thanks. a new jersey mother with a link to law enforcement has a heart-wrenching warning after the death of her son. >> they should be afraid. they should be deathly afraid to ever try heroin. this isn't just a disease. this is a plague of volume.
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>> shelly lowe lost her son to a heroin overdose. she's a longtime civilian employee with the new jersey state police. today at 4:00, how her emotional plea is being used to help kids and others stay away from opioids. 5:55 now on this wednesday. ransacked and robbed. the sneaky ways thieves manage to break into self-storage units. and -- >> all aboard. folks are still hopping on the wentz wagon. not too late. come on. we've still got plenty of season ahead. the latest souvenir to memorialize the eagles' quarterback. and coming up all new at 6:00, small cities, big icons. we'll take you inside two unique landmarks in delaware county that help to propel stars like bruce springsteen and tina fey.
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steve sweeney's negative headlines keep piling up. why are south jerseyans so angry at sweeney? sweeney repeatedly sided with chris christie to underfund south jersey schools, increase standardized testing like parcc, cut take-home pay for teachers, and broke his promise to fund the pensions of hundreds of thousands of new jerseyans- all while padding his own. steve sweeney says a lot of things. but the truth is, he's not on our side.
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dozens of storage units broken into, contents ransacked by burglars. this was at the sentinel self-storage tuesday morning. investigators tell us two people broke in overnight on monday by
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cutting a hole in the fence. the burglars, as i mentioned, got into dozens of units and vandalized a corvette in storage. once police arrived, nobody was inside the fenced area. signs posted at the gate say customers will be allowed back in at 9:30 this morning. all aboard. if you haven't hopped on the wentz wagon, we've been there for a while, don't try waiting around for the playoffs. here's another win for carson wentz. a limited edition bobblehead. the national bobblehead hall of fame and museum unveiled it yesterday. featuring wentz in his north dakota state bison uniform. remember, nbc10 is your official eagles station. excitement building for the birds' next game. the san francisco 49ers sunday at the linc. we've been talking about that weather. 5:59. here are more of the stories we're following for you on "nbc10 news today" at 6:00 -- >> restaurant in flames. fire decimates a south street landmark claiming helpless pets at a groomer's next door.
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capture and escape. the alleged getaway driver wanted in a deadly shooting manages to get away from police and sparks a manhunt. d.a.-turned prisoner seth williams learns his punishment for his corrupt ways and condemns his own behavior in court. 6:00 a.m. good morning, this is "nbc10 news today," i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm rosemary connors. all morning we're on the road. we'll be at the wawa in upper darby. we've been there since 4:00 this morning. we're meeting, greeting folks, serving you free, fresh, hot wawa coffee. and we're highlighting the upper darby community until 9:00 this morning. meteorologist bill henley has been there since 4:00 ready to go for us. >> yeah. it was quiet when we got here. some crowd gathering, but not like what we have now. students from highland park elementary are stopping by. they're part of


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